At the YWCA

Run for Peace

September 19, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Mention the YWCA at the Eagle & the Owl Public House between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and tell them you are there for the run and 10 percent of your food purchase will be donated to the YWCA!
FREE t-shifts first come, first serve.
Liberty Mountain Resort | Carroll Valley Golf Course | 78 Country Club Trail
5:45 (free t-shirts) | 6:00 (walkers) | 6:30 (runners)
No registration necessary

‘Mamma Mia!’ benefits YW

A performance of “Mamma Mia” at Totem Pole Playhouse will benefit the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.
Described as “the ultimate feel-good show,” “Mamma Mia!” takes place On a small Greek island. The main character, Sophie, dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away, but she doesn’t know who he is! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.
The show will be held 8 p.m., Aug. 18 at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Tickets are available at the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. Tickets must be purchased by July 16.

Immigration forums

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Gettysburg Rising will co-host a series of community forums on immigration.

The sessions are being held in light of a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement action at a local restaurant.

“Through these forums we hope to better educate Adams County residents about the immigration process, the politics involved, how immigrants benefit our community and how people can become advocates for immigrants,” said Nancy Lilley, YWCA community services director.

All sessions will be held at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, from 7 to 8 p.m. People are welcome to as many sessions as they are able.
Topics and dates are as follows:

  • June 20, Immigration 101 with John Leedock of Catholic Charities;
  • June 28, Push and pull factors driving immigration to the United States with Dr. Kathy Cunniffe of Wilson College;
  • July 12, Economic impact and implications of immigration with Dr. Char Weise of Gettysburg College;
  • July 19, Next steps in immigration advocacy with Elizabeth Alex of Court Appointed Special Advocate York.

For more information, contact Lilley at or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.

Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament

The 18th Annual Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament
In Memory of Arthur and Muriel Rice

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Courts open 1:00 p.m., play begins 1:30 p.m.
Rain date is Sunday, May 6 with courts opening at 9:30 a.m. and play beginning at 10 a.m.

The format is a doubles, round-robin that gives each player the opportunity to play several matches with a variety of partners.
There is a male and female division. Each player is assigned a teammate for each round.
Overall winners will be those who accumulate the most victories throughout the day.
Exhibition mixed doubles matches will be played at the end of the tournament for interested players.
Players are required to sign a release form upon tournament check-in.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division

Celebration Reception
Sponsored by Biggerstaff’s Catering
All participants and a guest are welcome to attend. Includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (If tournament is moved to Sunday, May 6 because of rain, the reception will still be held Saturday, May 5)
Location: Gettysburg Seminary Refectory, 148 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg

Click here to register

Water Training Classes

Deep Aquatics Fitness Training
A medium to high level workout in deep water for adults of all ages and ability levels. Emphasis is on improving total fitness goals which includes cardio, easy range-of-motion for joints, simple stretching, and balance. Class is limited to 18 people. Class size is limited to the first 18 people.
Registration now open.
Tuesdays & Thursdays    9:40-10:40AM
Session 5: May 10 – June 21 (Registration closes May 9)
Session 6: June 26 – August 30 (Registration closes June 25. No class July 31 and August 23)

Rec Pass Members $27  Basic  Members $35  Non Members $39

Dynamic Shallow Water Training
A medium to high-intensity workout in shallow water for adults of all ages and ability levels. This is a class for people who want to improve their cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. Class size is limited to the first 18 people.
Registration now open.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays           11:30 – 12:30PM
Session 4: May 11 – June 13   (Registration closes May 10)
Session 6: June 15 – August 31 (Registration closes June 14. No class July 4, 30, August 20, 22, 24)

Rec Pass Members $37  Basic  Members $45  Non Members $49

Both of these group training classes are taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal water fitness training certification. She has been training people for more than 10 years in the water.  Her name is Linda Denniston.  

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Adams County Heritage Festival

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 12 to 5 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

Join the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County for the 26th annual Adams County Heritage Festival on September 17! Held at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, this free event is a celebration of unity in our community!

The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children’s play, as well as a full afternoon of children’s activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

Mainstage performances:
12:15 Across the Pond (Celtic)
1:10 Washington Toho Koto Society (Japanese)
2:10 Vox Cubana with Ernesto “Gato” Gatell (Afro-Cuban)
3:10 Barynya (Russian dancers)
4:10 Dixieland Express (jazz)

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